Huntingdonshire History Festival

Welcome to the Huntingdonshire History Festival site.

The organising committee and trustees of the Huntingdonshire History Festival, the annual month-long celebration of the rich heritage of the county, has announced that the Festival and all its events will be cancelled for 2020.

Mike Addis, Chair of the Huntingdonshire History Festival, says “we’ve taken this difficult decision in the light of the current Covid-19 epidemic, but bearing in mind the situation we think it is the right thing to do in the light of the current advice from the UK Government, and most importantly to safeguard our visitors, performers and volunteers. Whilst this is a great disappointment for everyone, we hope to return with an even more exciting programme for next year”.

The Huntingdonshire History Festival is a month long programme of events that takes place each July, including talks, tours, family activities, exhibitions, historical re-enactments and concerts that celebrate the story of Huntingdonshire. Events last year take place in Huntingdon, St Neots, Ramsey and St Ives, and are mostly free of charge thanks to generous support from a number of funders, including the A14 Fund, the Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In the meantime you can enjoy our monthly blogs on all aspects of local history, and we are looking into launching other digital content over the coming months.

St. Ives Cattle Market in its heyday, you can read all about it on our blog post from May 2019 – https://huntshistoryfest.com/2019/05/17/st-ives-market-abbey-fair-to-monday-market/